Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Legendary Creature — Vampire Wizard


When Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge enters the battlefield, each player exiles the top X cards from his or her library, where X is the amount of mana spent to cast Jeleva.

Whenever Jeleva attacks, you may cast an instant or sorcery card exiled with it without paying its mana cost.

otttism on Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

2 weeks ago

I would look at removing Temple of the False God in place for something like Castle Vantress for a couple reasons. Temple is a rough draw early game as it take a several turn to be online and it doesn’t provide colored mana on top of that. I can see the argument that it helps pay Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge commander tax but I think a repeatable scry effect from the castle would be more beneficial to make sure you hit the spells you want when she ETB’s.

ldvatwa on Everlasting Life Through Phyrexia

2 weeks ago

Housegheist I just found my defunct Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge deck and took the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth from it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Sillyprawn on I think you mean... my spell

1 month ago

Might be worth adding Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge steals some good pieces and is a vampire in addition!

Fun deck though man!

smilodex on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List] Part 1

2 months ago

@Sephyrias: Raffine is good in many ways. She is evasive, has built-in protection, is fairly cheap to cast and in good colors. She generates value in the form of looting and buffs creatures, which can be good for so many valid competitive strategies like Doomsday, pseudo-Farm, Hatebears, reanimator, etc.

In our opinion there are differences between Evelyn, Anhelo and Zevlor. Sure, they could all win with a certain magecraft combo, but not only the combos matter, also synergy and a lot of other important points like overall gameplay value are part of the evaluation.

Zevlor for example can be part of Dramatic Scepter Combo, and he also breaks some cards like Intuition, Jeska's Will, Praetor's Grasp, Gitaxian Probe/Peek, Thoughtseize etc.

Anhelo is a 3 mana (mostly) do nothing, until you can sacrifice a creature to copy a spell. At least he has good colors and is a 1/3 with deathtouch, but Kess is in most usecases straight up better in competitive games.

Most of the time, we can compare commanders to already existing ones. Evelyn can be compared to Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, but Jeleva is one mana cheaper, and you have the ability to cast some good spells for free. One of the upsides of Evelyn is the fact that you can straight up win the game with the Worldgorger Dragon combo, BUT this upside is also a bit of a downside, since this combo is way too easy to interrupt and if you mess up, you straight up lose the game.

The list looks a bit different now, since we had to split the Tierlist. We didn't move Alela in a long time. Even if you have to jump through some hoops, Liara Portyr can generate quite some value with Wotc currently printing a ton of good red and white cards, with synergetic effects like myriad and other exile mechanics.

The Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth + March of the Machines combo is very slow and expensive and these cards aren't that great outside the specific combo, whereas Siona is very cheap to cast and also helps to search for the combo piece or a stax piece, while you can slow down the game with stax. Another big upside for Siona is, that she can win through most common hate pieces like Rule of Law.

@knusperklotz: You're kinda right, Baba Lysaga, Night Witch is a shaky candidate. I think she has the potential to be a high power commander. She can grind a lot of value in longer games, but he needs quite some set up to get going. We decided to first put her into mid tier, because she's in Lightning Bolt range and has no impact when she enters the battlefield. But she's definitely one of the better mid commanders. It's also very likely that we put her into high power when wotc release more synergetic cards for this commander.

Necrosis24 on Cards that getting stronger

8 months ago

Commander’s that scale with amount of mana spent to cast them fit the theme:

golgarigirl on My new power scale

9 months ago

One issue I have with 'Precon' nowadays is there is a vast discrepancy between the power levels in precons and the perception that they are weak based is based on older decks. Having played many precons out of the box over the years, the old Jeleva or Oloro precons were worlds weaker than the modern set. Playing with Prosper and Millicent, they are much more synergistic and have just flat stronger cards in them than the old precons did. They suffer a bit less from the 'three ways to build' philosophy/ rule the old decks used to, even though they still usually come with the old three commander options. Compare, if you will:

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Nekusar, the Mindrazer, and Thraximundar in

Commander 2013 - Mind Seize Precon

Commander / EDH TinyTom99



Millicent, Restless Revenant, Geist of Saint Traft and Rhoda, Geist Avenger + Timin, Youthful Geist in

Spirit Squadron (PRECON)

Commander / EDH QuinnMartini


Spirit Squadron out of the box has rolled half my playgroup's "power level 7" decks. Part is, yes, the matchup. But that never would have happened in 2013.

Strangelove on 0 Slivers Theft

10 months ago

Hey tarazaaku! +1

My first deck was almost exactly this (great minds think alike)! I can tell you're just starting out, so I won't spoil it all, but beware of the hate that Overlord gets -.- also the hate that thievery gets. Its important to understand what's going to happen your opponents. Basically, once anything like Unnatural Selection + Overlord are in play, no one else can play creatures... so they can only win if they (a) have an infinite combo or (b) remove you/ your combo. This means, since half your wincon is in the command zone, the rest of your deck should be less flavor and more gas (draw, removal, Demonic Tutor, etc.).

But if you like the theme (and these are great, whacky cards), and don't want to play combo/control, I'd suggest checking out Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge. Here's one I built (Jeleva/ Bribery) from an index of thievery cards I think you'll enjoy.

Cheers and have fun!

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